Join us in the city designed in 1967 for the future. Fifty years on, we look forward…

Get curious in your city, exploring through electrifying experiments, hands-on workshops and illuminating talks. Discover how we see the city, the world, understand our place in the universe, and how we can shape our future now.

Share your stories, ideas, and experiment with the latest technology to design the city of the future. Journey into deep space to explore the possibilities of life on other planets, discover the tiny creatures that are helping our investigations, and become an urban explorer, searching for the myths and legends of this young city.

What’s On

This season of digital adventures will reimagine the city through exciting arts experiences of all kinds. Expect electrifying experiments, intriguing exhibitions, hands-on workshops, creative talks and activities for all. Experience the Central Library and city through new eyes, exploring this Future City with Digitalis artists. Make, see, do, discover and more!

Exhibition

London-born, and now based in Spain, Andy Gracie is a digital artist who is fascinated by space, scientific experiments and ecosystems. Using data from NASA’s deep space probes, his large installations replicate the conditions for life on other planets using tiny organisms that are currently used in space research.

His live experiment Deep Data Prototype_3 will be on display at Milton Keynes Central Library from March to October 2017. The installation will ask us to consider whether we will ever discover life on other planets and whether these planets might ever be colonised by humans. Originally commissioned by the Trondheim biennale for art & technology, Meta.Morf 2016, this is the UK premiere of the work.

Andy will be the Digitalis Artist in Residence in Milton Keynes Central Library throughout Spring and Summer 2017, creating a newly commissioned piece for the Library to be launched in August.

An exhibition of the new work produced during his residency will take place throughout August and September 2017.

Workshops

Come and get curious… Make, see and do with Digitalis from May to August 2017. Workshops will be available for all ages.

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Talks

A series of talks will explore the themes across the season, with chances to meet the commissioned digital artists, and hear from other experts in the field.

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